Dean alerted the group to something on YouNews; some wacko, made up to look like a demon, was caught on tape screaming “It will all be ours again!”, wandering around a Sheraton Inn in Massachusetts. The company quickly figured out that was not make-up; it looked like a human being that’s been warped into a Hellspawn. It turns out that this man, Greg Milholand, is an accountant for Bank of America and lives in Westchester. Coincidentally, this is the same bank that dealt with Obsidion. When the team arrived, the cops had the place surrounded; felt they were dealing with a hostage situation. They told the company that screams were heard and a few guests escaped, claiming a demon had herded a lot of the guests into the lobby. After the company snuck into the hotel, they were confronted at every turn by the risen corpses of the guests. Not a hostage situation after all. With the aid of a shotgun and the by-now-old trick of pretending to be a zombie, the company were able to investigate Greg’s room, finding a tablet PC in his room, containing a copy of the demonic AI. He seemed to have been approaching this piece of code as a possible virus, or at least a glitch in the system. As it was handling large sums of money, though, one might guess that he was waiting to figure out what it was before he alarmed the company. At some point along the lines, the demon struck out an attempted to possess Greg, a procedure which only partially succeeded. The company tracked this insane hellspawn to a ancient passage beneath the hotel, dug when Irish monks, accompanied by norse sailors, to the land of St. Brendan to safeguard the historical, religious, and magical wisdom of the West from the Dark Ages. Also in the lair was a cache of treasure, including Christian artifacts and some orichalcum viking blades. Two dragons slept, guarding the tomes, and one greeted the party. Pretty apathetic to the affairs of mortals, he had allowed Greg to peruse the spells, but when Greg started to get annoying, he tricked him into a different chamber and sealed the orichalcum door. Apparently, Greg explored his new demonic powers by raising zombies. The company approached him as friends, but then sucker punched him. With the new blue axe. And a shotgun. The party left the zombies and the hellspawn’s remains for the cops to sort out and headed back to New York. Peter requested to come along, and brought Molly with him.
What’s In Molly’s Library
(listed with spell, college, and language of the text)
Alter Body (Hermetism, Latin)
Zombie (Hermetism, Egyptian)
Fire Jet (Hermeticism, Latin)
Haste (Hermeticism, Greek)
Major Healing (Christian, Latin)
Glow (Christian, Latin)
Illusion Disguise (Wicca, Old Irish)
Shield (Wicca, Old Irish)
Wind (Wicca, Elder Futhark)
Shocking Touch (Wicca, Elder Futhark)
Further information, from in between adventures:
Believing in transparency, the government made no attempt to cover up this event per se. They just tried to investigate it discretely, responsibly, and scientifically. Without using the zed word. Of course, the media is buzzing with rumors of this zombie incident.
The company used the information gained from Greg’s computer to hack into the Bank of America and delete the demon infesting it.